“𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙮 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙮…𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙮 𝙞𝙣, 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙡 𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚.” –John Muir
On National Public Lands Day, and every day, we hope you are out and about experiencing our nation’s incredible national parks and monuments. Of the 421 protected sites managed by National Park Service, there are 62 national parks, each filled with majestic wonder, untamed wilderness, rich history and complex ecosystems. These beautiful public lands belong to all Americans, and it’s our privilege to not only explore and enjoy them, but to also protect them for future generations. Please remember to enjoy Zion National Park and all of our public lands responsibly by practicing Leave No Trace principles and encouraging others to do the same.
The 7 Leave No Trace principles are:
1. Plan ahead and prepare
2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
3. Dispose of waste properly
4. Leave what you find
5. Minimize campfire impacts
6. Respect wildlife
7. Be considerate of other visitors
Plus 4 new Leave No Trace Rules for the digital age:
1. Tag thoughtfully
2. Be mindful of what your images portray
3. Give back to the places you love
4. Encourage and inspire #LNT on social media
We love the wild, wonderful landscape that is Zion and we know you do, too.